Hunt scraps the cap, but gives no detail on what comes next
Uncertainty remains over how much of a rise nurses can expect and when the next pay award will be decided and implemented
The pay cap has finally been scrapped, but nurses are being urged not to put away their protest banners just yet. After a sustained campaign by unions including the RCN, health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced in parliament on 10 October that the 1% cap on public sector pay rises would end after seven years.
Nursing Standard. 32, 9, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.9.12.s13